Prison Experience Special Issues of Women in Prison

ISBN-10: 1577662024
ISBN-13: 9781577662020
Edition: 2003
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List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Waveland Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/1/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 232
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Kevin W. Allison is Senior Assistant to the President of Virginia Commonwealth University and a Professor in the Department of Psychology and the Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs. He completed his undergraduate degree in psychology at the University of Notre Dame and his graduate work in clinical-community psychology at DePaul University in Chicago. Prior to joining the VCU faculty, Dr. Allison worked at Pennsylvania State University and served as the Clincal Director of City Lights in Washington, DC. Dr. Allison's work has focused on understanding and addressing processes that support positive developmental outcomes for African American children and youth. This has included the examination of life skills and culturally informed interventions for youth and work with community-based human services providers.Merry Morash is Professor at the Michigan State University School of Criminal Justice, where she served as director from 1991 to 2001.nbsp; She also is founder, Director and faculty instructor of the Michigan Victim Assistance Academy, which provides education for individuals who work with crime victims, and the Director of thenbsp; Michigan Regional Community Policing Institute, and is Secretary of the Michigan DARE Advisory Board.nbsp; Her primary research emphasis is on gender and crime, and current research is on domestic violence among Asian Americans and gender responsive programming for women offenders.nbsp; She also has done extensive research on women in policing, and is currently engaged in research to follow up on women who participated in a study nearly a decade ago.nbsp; She has recently served on the Domestic Violence Homicide Prevention Task Force, which was chaired by Michigan's Lt. Governor, and on the Advisory Board for the Michigan Judicial Institute bench book to assist judges in their work with crime victims.nbsp; Dr. Morash is a coauthor of the textbooks, Juvenile Delinquency:nbsp; Concepts and Control andnbsp;Co-Editornbsp;ofnbsp; The Move to Community Policing: Making Change Happen , and has written and published extensively on women as offenders, police, and crime victims.nbsp; Additional publications focus on assessment and implementation of criminal justice policy and juvenile delinquency programming and causation.nbsp;

Pamela Schram has published on such topics as female offenders, especially those women involved in violent offenses as well women in prison. Her research interests also include examining treatment effects on gang and non-gang members. She is currently focusing on issues pertaining to elderly prisoners. Dr. Schram has been involved in various research projects that have primarily focused on evaluating treatment effectiveness such as juvenile diversion options and programs for at-risk youths. She has published three books, four book chapters, and over 20 scholarly papers. Dr. Schram received her Ph.D. from Michigan State University. She is currently the Associate Dean of the College of Social and Behavior Sciences at California State University, San Bernardino.

Preface
Introduction
Key Concepts and Themes for Understanding Women Offenders
Conclusion
Endnotes
The Women in Prison
Images of Women in Prison
Characteristics of Women in Prison
Official Statistics and National Studies
The Typical Woman in Prison
Theories of Women's Criminality
Conclusion
Endnotes
Sentencing Women to Prison
Legal Defense
The Presentence Report
The Legacy of Sex-based Discrimination in Sentencing
Early Evidence of Disparate Sentencing of Women and Men
Sentencing Reforms
Conclusion
Endnotes
Mothers in Prison
The Idealized Concept of Motherhood
Incarcerated Mothers
Hidden Victims--Children
The Prison Environment and Motherhood
Policies and Programs Affecting Mothers in Prison
The Courts and Mothers' Custody of Their Children
The Prison's Response to Mothers in Prison
Elements of Successful Mother-Child Programs
Diversity in Families and Individuals
Conclusion
Endnotes
Incarcerated Women and the Courts
A History of Prisoner Litigation
Women's Involvement in Prisoner Litigation
Litigation by Pregnant Prisoners
Equality of Programs and Services
The Impact of Prison Litigation on Women in Prison
Conclusion
Endnotes
Staff Sexual Misconduct in Prisons for Women
History of Staff Sexual Misconduct toward Incarcerated Women
Contemporary Accounts of Staff Sexual Misconduct
International Standards and U.S. Law
Recommended Changes in Correctional Policies and Procedures
Conclusion
Endnotes
Mental Illness, Labels, and Realities
The Mental Health Treatment Perspective
The Mental Health Labeling and Control Perspective
Institutional Response to the Mental Health Needs of Women in Prison
Conclusion
Endnotes
Gender-Responsive Programs in Prison Settings
A Brief History of Punishment and Rehabilitation in Women's Prisons
Description and Examples of Gender-Responsive Programs
The Case for More Gender-Responsive Programs in Prisons
Empowerment in Prisons: An Oxymoron?
Alternatives to Prison
Conclusion
Endnotes
The Force of Incarceration and Women's Response
Envisioned Justice and Reform
Living in Prison
Conclusion
Endnotes
Bibliography
Index

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